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Princess and the Chickpea


Once upon a time, in a rich and marvellous land far away, a handsome prince embarked upon a journey to find a bride…a ‘true princess’, whatever that means…


In this technicolour reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale, we are transported between 16th century Mughal India and modern day South East London. Featuring puppetry, Kathak, live music, a sprinkling of humour and a bewitching narrative, this brand new outdoor show is suitable for all ages.


Princess and the Chickpea reunites outdoor arts companies Nutkhut and Cirque Bijou, who have been collaborating for over a decade. Co-commissioned by Bula Festival, Camp Bestival Shropshire and Newcastle Mela, it is supported by the Mela Partnership, Arts Council England and 101 Outdoor Arts.

“We are all connected, we all share the same hopes, fears and dreams” 

Simmy Gupta, Co-Artistic Director, Nutkhut

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